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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Travelers heading to Quito, Ecuador (UIO) from the New York area this spring on Delta and American Airlines can save quite a bit on airfare. Between April and May, Delta is offering the cheapest flights from Newark (EWR) to the South American country for as little as $296 round-trip. American’s flights on the other hand start at $301 for the same time period. Delta flyers departing from LaGuardia (LGA) and JFK can also buy tickets to Quito from $301.
If you’re looking for a quick way to earn status with American Airlines, this deal is a great opportunity to do so with a status challenge. Flying this route will earn you 5,751 EQMs — almost to Gold with the status challenge.
Airlines: American, Delta
Routes: EWR, JFK, LGA to UIO
Cost: $296-$301+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April 2016 through May 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 5,751 Elite-Qualifying Miles or 5,923 Medallion Qualification Miles
Fare Class: V (DL), O (AA)
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Quito, Ecuador (UIO) for $296 on Delta (earns 5,923 MQMs):
New York (JFK) to Quito, Ecuador (UIO) for $301 on American (earns 5,751 EQMs):
New York (LGA) to Quito, Ecuador (UIO) for $301 on Delta (earns 6,232 MQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.